Article Number: 10130
Soft Cover, English, Staple Binding, 64 Pages, 2012, argobooks
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The World According to: Gerd Jan Kocken

Volume 4

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"The World According To" series seeks to challenge an artist to work in an unfamiliar way: using any source other than his own work, he develops an idea, a concept, a subject or a vision which can only be realized on 64 blank paper pages.

Gert Jan Kocken’s work consists of large scale photography installations and is based on an ongoing research into the remembrance and visual representation of important episodes in world history. In this magazine Gert Jan Kocken uncovers the research processes that precede his actual artistic work. Based on a collection of thousands of images, Gert Jan illustrates religion’s problematic relationship with images. Meandering through time, somewhere between iconoclasm and iconophilism, he presents his manifold findings, and demonstrates how images have been deployed to tell the story of the world, from its creation to the present day. Language: English/German